Interprofessional Healthcare Studies

This program is an opportunity for practitioners in various disciplines such as health professions educators, medicine, podiatry, nursing, physical therapy, nutrition, physician assistants, and clinical laboratory sciences and other health related professions to advance their knowledge and skills in collaborative interprofessional education and practice. The program is 100% online. Students can study full- or part-time in an interprofessional curriculum focusing on creating innovative methods to bridge the healthcare professions, both in practice and education. The program emphasizes the development of scholarly evidence-based skills to improve healthcare.

Doctor of Science (DSc) - The DSc is recommended for individuals who are interested in advanced degrees, but still plan on working in clinical practice or another healthcare setting. The DSc dissertation research is typically institutionally or clinically-based with a pragmatic or applied focus.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - The PhD is recommended for individuals who are interested in an academic career that includes research. The dissertation research is typically focused on pedagogical topics including praxis and theory.

How to Apply

An education at the College of Health Professions offers a personalized, innovative and integrated experience that is aimed at enabling the beginning or continuation of rewarding careers in health care. Whether you are interested in doctoral study or certificate programs, full-time or part-time enrollment, the College offers innovative curricula to fit many ambitions and lifestyles.

It is our intent that interprofessionalism will become more than just a concept for our students, that it will become a way of life. Through active interaction in coursework, social, and governmental activities we hope that our students will come to know students from a variety of health professional programs and that it will strengthen their understanding and respect for the interprofessional healthcare team model of collaborative care.


To prepare exceptional healthcare professionals for leadership and evidence-based practice within a collaborative delivery model through student-centered programs that offer cutting-edge curricula.

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